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What is the most mordern cancer radiation therapy?
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Dr. Kris Gast
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Modern radiation
The first patient was treated with radiation in 1890s.
So as you can see its been around a long time.The machines have delivered radiation in a similar energy form since the 1950s(linear accelerator).Proton therapy has been around since the 1960s.The radiation itself has not changed.It is really the planning computers and the diagnostic xray machines that have changed the delivery in the last 30yrs.

In brief: Modern radiation
The first patient was treated with radiation in 1890s.
So as you can see its been around a long time.The machines have delivered radiation in a similar energy form since the 1950s(linear accelerator).Proton therapy has been around since the 1960s.The radiation itself has not changed.It is really the planning computers and the diagnostic xray machines that have changed the delivery in the last 30yrs.
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast
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Dr. Roger Macklis
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends who you ask
Modern cancer radiotherapy is continually evolving, and tends to advance in technical as well as biomedical stages.
Some would say that proton beam therapy is "the most modern" but there is very limited evidence that this indicates better patient outcomes. Others might say a biologically targeted radiopharmaceutical like radium-223 "alpharadin" is just as advanced but in a different way.

In brief: Depends who you ask
Modern cancer radiotherapy is continually evolving, and tends to advance in technical as well as biomedical stages.
Some would say that proton beam therapy is "the most modern" but there is very limited evidence that this indicates better patient outcomes. Others might say a biologically targeted radiopharmaceutical like radium-223 "alpharadin" is just as advanced but in a different way.
Dr. Roger Macklis
Dr. Roger Macklis
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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
In brief: Few Choices
Most patients undergo conventional radiation therapy.
Newer modalities include: imrt, cyberknife and proton therapy. The radiation oncologist will be the most appropriate specialist to recommend the type of therapy necessary for each case.

In brief: Few Choices
Most patients undergo conventional radiation therapy.
Newer modalities include: imrt, cyberknife and proton therapy. The radiation oncologist will be the most appropriate specialist to recommend the type of therapy necessary for each case.
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Dr. Raymundo Romero
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